1944 in sports

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1944 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. The 1944 Summer Olympics was also cancelled due to WWII. It was going to be held in London, United Kingdom. For more visit 1944 Summer Olympics.

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Lithania

BoxingEdit

CricketEdit

Events

  • There is no first-class cricket in England, Australia or South Africa due to World War II. A few first-class matches are played in the West Indies and New Zealand but are not part of any official competition.

India

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

  • Not contested due to World War II

Giro d'Italia

  • Not contested due to World War II

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

  • Not contested due to World War II

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

Motor racingEdit

Events

  • No major races are held anywhere worldwide due to World War II

Olympic GamesEdit

1944 Winter Olympics

1944 Summer Olympics

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

  • Not contested due to World War II

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1944 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

a Ettore Rossi did organise a "Campionato Alta Italia" for teams from northern Italy, whilst in southern Italy only regional competitions followed by playoffs were held.
b Owing to government bans on weekday sport, the Melbourne Cup was run on a Saturday from 1942 to 1944.
c The 1944 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was run at Le Tremblay over 2,300 metres.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rogers Results — Scoring shots
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1941 to 1950 Melbourne Cup Winners". Races.com.au. Retrieved 28 May 2011.